Category Archives: Guppies – for beginners

Some useful things we should know about Fancy Tail “Show Quality” Guppies …

Tips And Tricks by Mary Jane

When cleaning your box filters, save 1/3 of the cleanest floss to insert between the new floss. This will help seed your new floss with good bacteria. When cleaning a confined space such as a breeder box or small tank, … Continue reading

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Guppy Glossary – Meanings From A to Z by Mary Jane

Acclimation: the process of slowly introducing a fish to new water conditions. Acid: a solution (i.e. water) with a pH less than 7.0. Activated Carbon: a highly porous filtering medium prepared by exposing organic materials such as bones to high … Continue reading

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Guppy F.A.Q.’s by Mary Jane

All new guppy-keepers have similar, exciting questions. Read below for the answers…   Question 1: How soon can guppies multiply? Females mature at about 3 months of age, perhaps sooner in a warmer tank. Males sexually mature somewhat sooner. The … Continue reading

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Getting New Guppies?

Some tips to keep your new guppy, and the fish you already have, safe! The guppy keeper should remember that many diseases and parasites can simply be avoided with proper care and maintenance of the guppy tank. Regular, non-stressful water … Continue reading

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You want to buy a “SHOW QUALITY FISH”?

Yes, that it is a possible … After the show/exhibition some of the exhibited fish (entries) are auctioned after show/exhibit. Whether it is good to buy these fish or not, it all depends on the genetics, age, etc. There is … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT BREEDS OF GUPPIES

Among aquarium fish, few fish are as easy to breed to the guppy. This makes it easier to selectively breed guppies than most fish. As such, dozens if not hundreds of true-breeding strains or varieties of guppy have been produced … Continue reading

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Gestation Period for Guppies (in general)

  Is My Guppy Pregnant? Female guppies can get pregnant as early as one month old in a warm tank, although the usual maturity age is three months. The key to understanding a guppy’s gestation period is knowing if she … Continue reading

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Guppy Facts by Mary Jane

The guppy is named after the Rev. J.L. Guppy of Trinidad, an early collector of the species from the late 1800’s. Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are placed in the family as mollies and mosquitofish. Natural habitat The wild, original guppy is … Continue reading

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BREEDING GUPPIES by Mary Jane

There many, many different ways to involve yourself in the hobby of breeding guppies. Many people start out with an interest in the new fish they have acquired since they are beautiful and seem to reproduce with reckless abandon. As … Continue reading

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Show Guppies

by Steve Rybicki; I have been breeding guppies for more than 30 years. I always obtain the best stock available and then work with it using proven techniques and careful selection. I am every bit as strict with the quality … Continue reading

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Tail and Fin shapes of guppies

Currently there are 12 finnage forms  recognized in Europe by the IKGH. Show quality ornamental fancy tail guppies are judged by the body and fins characteristics like their shape, size, proportions collors and patterns.

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What’s the difference between a strain and a species?

Species are reproductively isolated. Strains can mate.               Sve fotografije su moje vlasnistvo (u slucaju da nisu, autori/vlasnici tih slika su navedeni u tekstu ili su potpisani ispod fotografije/slike) i mogu biti koristene samo … Continue reading

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